We’re always ready to meet people who share our passion for this work.
Do you want be part of a team of young and seasoned professionals dedicated to VYCC’s mission? If you are ready to work hard and make a difference in the lives of young people, we want to learn more about you!
Interested In Joining Our Staff?
First, A Little About Us…
We believe young people change the world. So, we make it our mission to help them do this by teaching young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another.
Our model is built of a national conservation Corps model that links the core methods of learning, service to community, and paying jobs for young people. Each year we pay over 250 young people (ages 15-26) to do hands-on work in farming and conservation projects via our small crews across the state of Vermont. These amazing experiences help develop each Corps Member’s leadership, teamwork, understanding and embrace of inclusion and equity, and larger professional skills.
We are unified in our vision of being #OneCorpsAllCorps, which unites our 6,000+ alumni, supporters, project partners, and amazing staff as one big team who are making Vermont a great place to live, work, and explore.
Sound like a place you want to work? Awesome! We have periodic openings for full-time or seasonal staff positions at our headquarters in Richmond, VT. All open positions are located further down this page.
VYCC Open Full-Time Staff Positions
AmeriCorps Health Care Share VISTA
This AmeriCorps VISTA will help to coordinate the efforts of and increase the capacity of the Health Care Share (HCS), a program that connects individuals and families with a weekly share of produce, poultry, and nutrition education. Healthcare providers identify patients facing food insecurity or diet-related disease and these patients receive 15 shares (July-December) free of charge. Access to healthy food is a first step in VYCC’s goal of providing support for people struggling with poverty-related illness. The HCS is a cross-sector solution to food insecurity and a training ground for Vermont’s emerging workforce. In 2019, we project that we will deliver fresh food to approximately 350 individuals and families facing food insecurity in four Vermont counties. Paid VYCC crew members prepare produce for HCSs. By providing pathways to employment, VYCC is directly addressing poverty-related challenges that stem from a lack of job training and opportunities.
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Questions? Email or call Robyn Balor 802-760-8208 email@example.com
VYCC Open Seasonal Staff Positions
Help young people change the world. Be a VYCC Crew Leader this fall! We (VYCC) are hiring adults of all ages to work with young people outdoors in Vermont this fall.
Join our incredibly talented team of Crew Leaders and put on the iconic uniform and blue Crew Leader helmet. You’ll inspire growth and teamwork, combat climate change, and improve Vermont public lands or grow organic food for Vermonters in need. If you are looking to do something different and want a seasonal job that matters, this is it.
Applications are due 8/1. Positions vary in locations across Vermont on our camping/spike crews (living and working with your crew). Our Fall Crew Leader positions start 8/22 and finish up on October 29, 2019.
Questions? Email Pilar Lopez-Gomez for Conservation leadership questions. Interested in learning more about the Farm Program an leading for that next year? Email Kyle Weatherhogg for Food & Farm leadership questions.
VYCC Corps Member Positions
If you are between the ages of 15-26, have you check out our Crew Member positions.We are hiring for our Fall AmeriCorps Conservation and Farm Program. Our Conservation positions provide housing (well, tents!) and our Farm positions are non-residential, just coming to work for the day.
Please note: Each listed staff position has a full job description which provides detailed position expectations and how to apply. Most positions are open until filled, unless otherwise noted. We appreciate you signal boosting any of these positions to rad candidates you know. Thank you for your interest in joining our team.
Our Commitment to Excellence
VYCC has a deep commitment to excellence. We believe we are strongest when our team includes members with a broad range of life experiences. We strive to achieve this at all levels of our organization, and actively encourage and recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse applicant pool. VYCC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
All full-time staff are based out of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps headquarters office at the historic West Monitor Barn, in Richmond, VT. Our office is a team-centered, bustling, and fun open office atmosphere, which offers staff opportunities to interact and collaborate. Successful staff are able maintain focus and productivity, balance personal initiative and independence, and plug into our team in ways that help us do our best work as an organization. Staff enjoy the perks of the Farm at VYCC and forest campus year-round, as well as the happenings of nearby downtown Richmond.